Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Joshua Michael, 2001-2006

Three years ago today, my little son Joshua left this world for the next one. I still miss him so much.

I was moved when my brother and sister mailed me these photos of Joshua's baptism, taken by a relative during a time when I didn't own a camera. It was a gift to remember that day.

Thank you so much for your prayers.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Favorite Things: Red and White China

My hobby is collecting china, specifically "restaurantware," plates and cups of a sturdier build used to the bang and clatter of daily use in a restaurant. I love these hefty cups: they rarely break, even when dropped, and barely chip. And I love the vintage patterns of red stripe or green stripe. So I was doubly delighted to discover these coffee cups with red chintz patterns on them! They match beautifully with a red and white set of plates and saucers I already owned (this is why I only collect in a few colors!). So I've been enjoying this sprightly addition to my pantry this summer.